Thursday, May 07, 2009

2009 Mountain Brewers Festival

Alright kids, it's time to start thinking "Beer". Well - we're always talking beer around here, but in thirty days the 15th annual Mountain Brewers Festival returns, and if you've never made the short roadie north to Idaho Falls your really missing-out. Besides being Utah's best beer festival MBF is also a sanctioned NABA Brewing competion.

Judges at the annual event include brew masters from major national breweries as well as experts from small, independent breweries. Also judging are beer journalists and certified judges. Evaluation and judging of beers are conducted in blind tasting sessions which lead to the award of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals.

Over eighty breweries will be offering hundreds of beers from all over the world for just one low price.

Tickets will be available in town shortly at local breweries and brewpubs as well as on line for around 20 bucks or 25 the day of. Even though it's not a terribly long drive I'd encourage picking up a hotel room. Trust me you'll be glad you did. Cheers!

8 comments:

Douglas said...

This year I'm bringing it big time. I'm really looking forward to this.

The REAL Andy said...

What is it you're bringing big, Doug? I'm not sure if I'll make it, what with my work and school schedules. We camped it last year...fun festival. Mmmm...crawdads...

Douglas said...

Crawdads sounds awesome. Remember Andy, I still have this: http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/alesmith-decadence-2005/49774/

Anonymous said...

Beer judges are boneheads

Mikey said...

Amen! A bonehead I am.

tjess3 said...

Anyone know if we can bring a camper and stay there?

T

Mikey said...

T, I think I've seen RV parking out there, but I'm not sure. The beerfest is held at Sandy Downs race track. Call them and I'm sure they'll tell you if it permitted or not. Let us know what you find out. Cheers!

Bug said...

Party, party, party!!! I took a year off and am looking forward to it this year.